INTELLIGENT LIFE-ORIENTED DESIGN SOLUTION SPACE SELECTION
Traditional CAD tools tend to provide support for the solution phase of the design process, with the design specifications being overlooked. This is a major limitation given the vital importance of considering design specifications. This paper describes ongoing work to develop a design support tool aimed to meet this limitation. The tool, apart from assisting designers to take into account product life-cycle specifications also aims to merge the specification space with the solution space, thus making it easier for the designer to realize when a design specification is going to be violated.